The overall goals of the Community Action Employment Plan are:
- to increase the number of CLBC-eligible individuals who are participating in employment, and
- for people who are already employed, but want to work more, to provide increased opportunities for employment.
This means everyone has a role to play.
Without employers the target of increased employment is not possible. Employers must be brought increasingly into partnership; mining their knowledge, scanning their environments, leveraging their assets and meeting their needs is crucial to meeting the goals of the Plan.
Between 2016 – 2019, employers will be asked to:
- Participate in employer engagement initiatives (Rotary@Work, MentorAbility, Ready Willing & Able, and BC Partners for Workforce Innovation)
- Participate in coordinated strategies through Chambers of Commerce and Municipalities
- Participate in entrepreneur to entrepreneur conversations and mentoring initiatives
- Champion hiring of employees with diversabilities
Download information about the role of employers in the Community Action Employment Plan.
- BC Centre for Employment Excellence
Training, resource and informational tools for helping people find and keep employment.
- BC Partners in Workforce Innovation
Innovative recruitment pilot project to help BC employers meet current and future workforce needs, and connect people with diverse abilities to employment opportunities.
- Best Practices for Supported Employment
User-friendly information for employers, job seekers, service providers and family members.
- Employment Matters
A documentary by CBC, explores the untapped market and potential of employing people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace.
- Employment Matters Too
The second part of a CBC documentary series focusing on people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace.
A public awareness and employment development initiative that connects people with developmental disabilities to employers for a day of mentoring.
- Myths about Hiring People with Disabilities
A factsheet to help employers better understand the myths about inclusive hiring.